Issue 42 - Tuesday 20th July 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
What an eventful year we've had at Parkfield! It's certainly been a year to remember with class bubbles, bubble closures, isolations, national lockdowns, face masks, social distancing, sanitising and home learning. Throughout the whole year, I have been incredibly proud of all the children and how resilient they have been. Regardless of what has happened, they've continued to try their absolute best and have adapted to the many challenges and changes that have come their way.
I want to also take the opportunity to say thanks to our amazing Parkfield staff team. This year has been incredibly challenging for all and every member of staff has stepped up and supported one another when required. It was a real team effort in ensuring that our pupils continued to receive a first class education no matter the circumstances. Well done and thank you to all.
Good luck to our Year 6s. They finish today after seven memorable years at Parkfield. Their final day included another memorable moment - a whole class water fight! They have grown into wonderful, mature and responsible individuals that are more than ready to tackle high school. Remain positive, always show ambition, be resilient when required and continue to be kind to all - you're all going to be successful in whatever path you choose.
Thanks to all for your support during such a difficult year and have a wonderful summer. I look forward to welcoming all Parkfielders back on Monday 6th September.
On the first week back, all Parkfielders will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit on their PE day. For those that don't have a royal blue hoody, a school jumper is absolutely fine. Click here for information on uniform and PE kit.
Monday - Year 3/4
Tuesday - Year 5/6
Wednesday - Reception
Thursday - Year 1/2
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY PARKFIELD - 80's THEMED COSTUMES
On 24th September, 40 years after the official opening, we will be celebrating 40 years of the current Parkfield building by having a 1980's themed celebration day. More info will follow in the new school year but we hope we have given you plenty of time for those 80's themed costumes!
CONGRATULATIONS MISS CUMMINS
Good luck and congratulations to Miss Cummins who gets married over the Summer holidays. The Parkfield school choir, who have been practising over the past few months, will also be singing at the church and are very excited about being part of such a special day. Miss Cummins will return to school in September as Mrs Taylor.
COVID RISK ASSESSMENT
We will update you nearer to the return as to what the rules and restrictions may be with Coronavirus. We're hoping for a very different looking Parkfield in September but await final confirmation from the DfE and public health teams in Rochdale.
SCHOOL DINNERS COST
In line with local authority, school dinners will be increasing in price from September and will cost £2.40 per day or £12.00 per week. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a universal free school meal. To have a look at our September menu you can find it here: https://www.parkfieldprimary.com/website/dinner-menus.html
Y6 LEAVERS SERVICE
Thanks to the Y6 parents and carers that were able to join us via zoom for our leavers service yesterday. It was a little bit different to what we have completed in the past but we hope you enjoyed the event. All the pictures and videos shared can now be found on our Twitter feed.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB BOOKINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
Bookings for our popular Early Birds and Busy Bees Club are now being taken for September 2021. Please click the following link to let us know that you want a place.. We will then contact you to confirm that you have a place for September 2021. We hope to accommodate all pupils that book. CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
REMINDERS from previous Newsletters
TEACHERS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS FOR SEPTEMBER
I'm pleased to announce that next year's teachers and teaching assistants in each class will be as follows:
Reception - Mrs Price and Mrs O'Connell
Year 1 - Mrs Hartley and Mrs Bardsley
Year 2 - Miss McCall and Mrs Mullane
Year 3 - Mrs Gooding and Mrs Gully
Year 4 - Miss Cummins (soon to be Mrs Taylor) and Mrs Naughton
Year 5 - Mrs Acil and Miss Dipnall
Year 6 - Mr Barnes and Mrs Jeffrey
The current Y4 class didn't complete all their swimming lessons due to school closures earlier on this year. We're writing to let you know that they will be having an additional 10 sessions starting early in January 2022 (whilst in Y5) to ensure that all our pupils are able to swim by the time they leave Parkfield. We will send more details nearer the time.
A reminder that our Covid-19 information page is being regularly updated and includes an up to date risk assessment. If you're unsure about the guidelines that are to be followed, the information will be on this page.
PARKFIELD SCHOOL LOTTERY
If you'd like the opportunity to win £25,000 each week and support the school you can do so by joining the school lottery. There is a winner from our school each week that wins a smaller prize but there is always the chance of winning the national prize of £25,000. More details and how to join can be found here: https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/parkfield-primary-school
Mrs Whalen is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) supported by Miss Steele (Deputy DSL). If you have any concerns about the needs or welfare of a pupil, please don't hesitate to contact the school. We all share a responsibility to our pupils safety and wellbeing.
As a school our promise is: We will listen, we will support and we will take action.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Unfortunately, Parents and Carers are not allowed to drop off and pick up from the school car park at any time.
Children are not allowed on the play equipment before and after school. Please keep them off.